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princesscolon
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Date Joined Apr 2006
Total Posts : 733
   Posted 1/2/2008 11:07 PM (GMT -6)   
I don't  even know for sure what this is, but read it is great for UC.  Has anyone tried this?  Thanks!
Diagnosed with Left-sided Ulcerative Colitis 1995 at 15
Tried: Prednisone, Rowasa & Hydrocortisone Enemas, Proctofoam, Sulfasalazine, Asacol, Probiotics, Fish Oil, Canasa, Enotcourt, Colazol, Proctocort, Anamantle, etc...
Diagnosed with Ulcerative Proctitis with almost rectovaginal fistula in 2004, put on Remicade,ulcer shrunk in 3 months, August 2007:Increased Remicade dosage-700mg every 6 weeks,diagnosed with Psoriatic Arthritis & Fibromyalgia Current meds: Remicade 700mgs every 6 wks ( had reaction, will start Humira in 6 weeks) Lomotil, Darvocet, Clorazepate, Proctofoam HC, Tapering Prednisone again :( for joint pain


quincy
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Date Joined May 2003
Total Posts : 25764
   Posted 1/3/2008 3:23 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi..I think it breaks down certain proteins, but I haven't read anything about it for UC. Interesting stuff, however.

quincy
*Heather*Status: mini flare Dec 28... increased enemas to nightly
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol (6 daily) + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~vitamins/minerals/supplements 
~Probiotic 3(Natural Factors Protec) bedtime + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) occasionally
~multi-digestive enzymes as needed ....bromelain 1 - 2x daily
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux) Effexor XR 75mg;  Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS"  worth it !!!


betsaronie
Regular Member


Date Joined Oct 2007
Total Posts : 318
   Posted 1/3/2008 3:12 PM (GMT -6)   
i just read something about this from a health news letter my mom gets but I can't remember what it was... I'm thinking it was something you can take in a pill, but I'll get back to you on that once I get my hands on that newsletter.
diagnosed Dec 2006 at 22 years old and flaring since
10mg prednisone in a 4 week taper
1000mg of Curcumin twice a day
probiotics
fish oil-3,6.9
coral calcium
multivitamin
yellowdock
iron
mangosteen juice
aloe vera gel
allergic or intolerant to all 5ASAs and 6-mp


Red_34
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Date Joined Apr 2004
Total Posts : 22057
   Posted 1/3/2008 6:36 PM (GMT -6)   
I never heard of this so I looked it up:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serrapeptase

The enzyme offers a viable alternative to salicylates (such as aspirin), ibuprofen, and other NSAIDS as well as steroids- potentially providing relief for those suffering with rheumatoid arthritis and a wide array of other autoimmune diseases that affect the inflammatory response, including ulcerative colitis, psoriasis, uveitis, allergies, and some forms of cancer.

While steroidal and nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs may offer temporary, symptomatic relief from pain, swelling and inflammation, they may also be immunosuppressive and known to hold dangerous side effects. Serrapeptase, on the other hand, eases pain and swelling with no inhibitory effects on prostaglandins and no gastrointestinal side effects.
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~Left sided Uc -'92 - Colazal (9 daily), 6mp (50-100mgs), Prilosec, Biotin, Forvia, Pro-Bio**Unable to tolerate Asacol, Rowasa or Canasa** ~Allergies - Allegra & Singulair
~Secondary Reynauds Syndrome - '04 - Norvasc~Fibromyalgia - '06~No meds
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pb4
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Date Joined Feb 2004
Total Posts : 18002
   Posted 1/4/2008 1:43 AM (GMT -6)   

I've heard of it a few yrs ago someone here at HW brough it up...and here's a link in which it's mentioned being used for IBD, as it's an anti-inflammatory....

 

http://www.aviva.ca/article.asp?articleid=9

If the link doesn't work, copy and paste it.

 

:)


My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it!  LOL  :)


quincy
Elite Member


Date Joined May 2003
Total Posts : 25764
   Posted 1/4/2008 2:16 PM (GMT -6)   
From what I've read, they don't actually use the enzyme from the worm stomach...it's a pathogen apparently...but one that's derrived from it or another source..some sort of fungus...will have to get the info and post it later. Do a search for serrapepidase.

q
*Heather*Status: mini flare Dec 28... increased enemas to nightly
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol (6 daily) + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~vitamins/minerals/supplements 
~Probiotic 3(Natural Factors Protec) bedtime + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) occasionally
~multi-digestive enzymes as needed ....bromelain 1 - 2x daily
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux) Effexor XR 75mg;  Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS"  worth it !!!

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